Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Chevron Stencil

Hello and Happy Wednesday! It is the end of October, have you started your Christmas shopping yet? hehe. Just kidding! Halloween has not even passed and some stores already have Christmas items on display. One holiday at a time for me! We are still preparing for Halloween. My kids have finally decided on their costumes. My son wants to be a zombie and my daughter has decided to be a nerd. I will post some photos Friday! Do you or your kids dress up for Halloween? I would love to hear about your costumes!

With the end of October comes the end of another My Pumpkin Challenge. This is the last week for the "Owls and/ or Textures" Challenge. I hope you are having fun with your My Paper Pumpkin kits. I am always looking for new ways to create with the items that are included in the kit. Since I had popped out all the die cut chevron pieces that came in the kit this month, I realized I now had a perfect chevron stencil.


I sponged the chevron on the background of my card. I sponged some darker than others for a different effect. I also used the stencil as a guide for paper piercing the chevron pattern on my card. 


Do you have any fun ideas to share from your My Paper Pumpkin kits? Do you use all your scraps like I do?  Share those ideas and your samples over at the My Pumpkin Challenge! Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin Envelopes= More Cards

Are you looking for ways to change up your My Paper Pumpkin kit? How about using your envelopes to make cute little gift card holders! It is such a fun idea and I was able to make one for the My Pumpkin Challenge this week!


I was inspired to make this card from Dawn Griffith. I mixed and matched My Paper Pumpkin kits to decorate the card. I put the file note card from the September kit in the gift card pocket so I can add a little message.

It was so easy to make, I hope you will try it!

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to go check out more My Paper Pumpkin samples at the My Pumpkin Challenge! We would love for you to share your creations.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Sun Always Shines

It is getting cold in Denver. The temperature is dropping and yesterday light snow flurries fell around town. It is time to bust out my winter coat, sweaters, boots and I cannot forget my gloves. My little monkey has even been wearing her footie pajamas!


Since I am yearning for more sunny days I decided to incorporate the sun into the My Pumpkin Challenge sample this week! I played with textures running the front of my card through the chevron embossing folder and the orange ring of the sun through the polka dots embossing folder. I also pierced the edges of the scallop to add some more texture. How do you add texture to your cards?

Have you seen the latest My Pumpkin Challenge creations? Be sure to head over for some inspiration. We would also love for you to share your creations!

You see, the sun does always shine! 


Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are staying warm and the sun is brightening your day!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

October Challenge

Are you ready for another week of My Paper Pumpkin fun? The Team over at the My Pumpkin Challenge is ready! The Challenge this month is to "Add Owls and /or Textures." Take a peek to see what some of the Design Team created this week. 

Here is my lil owl looking out his window! 

I really look forward to getting My Paper Pumpkin kit in the mail each month. The kit is so easy to assemble as is, or of course if you have more supplies you can step up your creation. Don't forget to think outside the box! As always please feel free to share your creations with us at the My Pumpkin Challenge

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Note to self: Take more photos

With time going by so fast it is nice to know we have memories to keep special moments alive. Even with my cell phone in my hand, like 70% of the time, I forget to take pictures. So silly!! To break this habit of mine I have been trying to participate in the Fat Mum Slim Photo A Day Challenge.  The lovely Chantelle provides a daily prompt for you to photograph. See the prompts for October below.



Here is my photo for Day 1. Something colorful

I post my photos to my Instagram account. I would love for you to check them out. If you are on Instagram be sure to follow me! It is a fun way to interact with others. You can also see my Instagram photos on the sidebar to the left. Do you already participate in this Challenge? If so, I would love to see your Photo A Day pictures. 

Do you take lots of photos? Do you share them or do they stay in a memory stick or on your computer? This post just made me realize I have a lot of scrapbooking to do! 

Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Hoo Wants to Play?

It is time for a NEW Challenge over at the My Pumpkin Challenge! Are you ready to play? This month the challenge or theme is to add owls and/or textures. What a fun twist this month! Let me show you what I made this week:


I made my own owl using the design pre-printed on the card. I punched some circles for his eyes, a triangle for his nose and cut down a scallop circle for the wing. I used the chevron die cut shapes that were included in the kit for his ears! Hoo does not like owls?

Be sure to head over to the My Pumpkin Challenge to see some more fun creations or to link up your sample. I cannot wait to see what everyone makes this month! Enjoy the beautiful day! I hear we might get snow on Friday here in Denver. Yikes! I don't think I am ready for snow.



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